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URL http://www.historypin.com/

Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history.

Account Types Free Personal: Google account used
  1. Go to http://www.historypin.com/user
  2. If you have a Google account, click Login 
  3. No Google account? Click Register now and set up a Google account


Suggested Inquiry Activities

Analyze photos current and past with particular location in a city of state.
Explore maps between particular dates and look for changes over time. 
Students look at a series of photos and put them into sequential/timeline order.
Students investigate factors that can change a community or bring it together and log them on the history pin site.
Have students choose a location and analyze it from the "sky."
Students can research a topic, insert story pins, and tell a story off of the map.
Take a fiction book and map the locations from the book onto history pin for a visual reference.
Search for historical locations in your neighborhood and history pin them to denote them for research later.


What Teachers Like About Historypin

  • You do not have to use HTML to put information on the pin
  • Easy for students to use
  • Classrooms can collaborate on a map to encourage inquiry learning/ investigations
  • Supports classroom projects which can be viewed at home and at school.
  • Watch for what they are dong in worldwide conversations. 


Teacher Tips For Using the Tool

  • Plan before you pin! 
  • There is already so much content that you can access! You can put in a topic and there is always information to find. 



Common Core State Standards





AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner




ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards



Primary Sources Example



Getting Started

A Short Introduction To Historypin   



Google Lit Trips Take a digital book from children's literature and plot out the characters' travels with the digital mapping tools of Google Earth  


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